In September 2015, we submitted the following application to the Knight News Challenge: How might we make data work for individuals and communities? We are cross posting it here for archive. You can also consult it directly on the Knight Challenge website.
The main motivation behind RefinePro is being able to commit developer time to OpenRefine (since I am not a developer myself) and have the project leave its stagnant stage. RefinePro motivation isn’t to make millions or get some prestige by stealing other people work – there is faster and less risky way to do that Read more about Thoughts on the importance of a clear governance rules with open source project.[…]
In the two articles of this series of three we have seen how corporations leverage Open Source Software (OSS) to build new solution and how an open source strategy foster in-house and community based innovation. It is a new world for software development and related business-building strategies, a world where even enterprise software projects leverage Read more about Scale your Open Source Communities For Success.[…]
In the first article of this series of three on open source strategy, we seen how Open Source Software (OSS) is now part of corporations strategy and the benefit of building an ecosystems. By sharing your code and vision openly you enable other expand your solution, adapt to their specific environment. It is not rare Read more about Unexpected innovation thanks to open source[…]
In its 2014 annual survey on the Future of Open Source, Black Duck indicated that 56 percent of corporations expected to contribute to open source software solutions, more than ever before. Most of those companies were already using open source software internally, but wanted to go a step further and contribute back through comments, bug reports, or by subsidizing developer time.